It ain’t easy being green

POSTED BY on Aug 1, 2014

I just read an article outlining British Petroleum’s failed bid to trademark PMS 348C in Australia. The suggestion that a company could tradmark a PMS color seemed crazy to me and, frankly, pisses me off a little bit. As I read further, it was revealed that BP has succesfully done just that in Britain and Europe. I agree with designer Hans Hulsbosch’s assertion in the article that trademarks are getting “out of control.” You can read the full article here.


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Mrs. Greene Washington

Aug 10, 2014 at 5:33pm

Wonder why. Are they afraid someone will want to copy them? They really have nothing to worry about since they have such a marred reputation. And, while they feel ballsy, they should own PMS black as they are pretty good at covering the earth's oceans with it.